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Raymond Leslie PEPPER

Regimental number5073
Place of birthParkes New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, W J Pepper, Clarinda Street, Parkes, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name17th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Rainecourt and Framerville on 8-11 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 25 August 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During the operations of 8th and 11th August 1918 east of AMIENS and the attack on RAINECOURT and FRAMERVILLE, this man acted as Company Runner under most trying circumstances. During 9th, 10th and 11th August communication was difficult owing to heavy enemy shell fire cutting the wires. In order to keep in touch with the flanks from Battalion Headquarters this man bravely made repeated runs through the enemy barrage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 May 1956
Place of burialNarromine Cemetery

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